The city of Ember

November 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

“How do you get teenagers interested in books?” I get asked this all the time.

“You give them a good story,” is my stock answer.

The books of Amber by Jeanne DuPrau make for a gripping series. The series came recommended to us by a mother of two. Our son, now twelve, got stuck into the first book, called The city of Ember. It is one of those post-apocalypse books, and even I enjoyed the writing. The first book is so well written, that my wife snuck it into our bed one night and read it to see what happens!

Here is her review of The city of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau:

This is a book that will capture the attention of a pre-teen. The story is about a mystery to be solved, with the reader being given clues along the way. The two main characters are both aged twelve, which meant that our twelve year old son could identify with them. It is the first of a series of “Books of Ember”, we look forward to reading the next one.


The city of Ember (also an e-book)


The people of Sparks (also an e-book)


The prophet of Yonwood (also an e-book)


The diamond of Darkhold (also an e-book)

2 antwoorde op The city of Ember

  1. Jy is reg – ‘n boeiende storie is wat jong ( en ou ) lesers soek .

    Die Uile , van Cor Dirks en The Hardy Boys , van verskeie spookskrywers het destyds en my en ewekniee se leeslus bevredig.

    Miskien kan volwasse lesers ook maar jeuglektuur begin ontgin om saam te kan praat ?

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